Noccundra Hotel

Corner Country Accommodation

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Welcome to Noccundra Hotel!

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Serving Beer since 1882, the Historic Sandstone Noccundra Hotel, on Nockatunga Station South-West QLD, invites you to experience a little bit of the past on our gum-lined river-fronted bush camp grounds.

The Noccundra Hotel is the only surviving building in the historic township of Noccundra, and it serves as an important link with the establishment of pastoral settlement in the area. The Hotel was built of quarried sandstone, and transported to Noccundra by camel train. The township of Noccundra has a population of 3 and is situated adjacent to the Wilson River, 142km west of Thargomindah.


Mr James Gardiner was granted the first liquor licence for the Noccundra Hotel in 1886. The Hotel was an important link in Outback Communications, and became a service point for travellers and as a focus for community events. The Hotel was Heritage Listed in 1977.

A popular spot for bush walkers, bird watches and kayaking.

Noccundra Hotel is open 7-days (with the exception of Good Friday and Christmas day) and meals are available daily. Picnic lunches available with prior arrangement. Tours and group bookings welcome. Neil & Margie Turner purchased the business in October 2012. Originally from South Australia, they bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the (very) small outback town.

Along with their pets, George, Jane, Simon and Spot they entertain and enlighten travellers and locals alike on the history of the Hotel and surrounding area.

Services & Other Useful Info:


Noccundra Hotel is committed to being environmentally friendly; we recycle all cans, plastic and glass bottles. You can arrange to leave cardboard and papers for recycling too.

All of our kitchen waste is composted. The resulting products are then used in our Gardens and on our lawns.

You’ll see on the bar a glass jar full of ring pulls, these are sent to the Royal Adelaide Hospital to assist in the construction of artificial joints for third world countries


We are a dog friendly establishment, as long as your pets are on leads and well behaved and their owners pick up after them. We have dogs of our own (Great Dane named George and Rotty called Jane). This is their home and they generally come and go as they please


Neil can assist you with basic vehicle repairs and tyres (limited stock) and puncture repairs. Please enquire at the hotel.

Our Towns

  • Milparinka, 40 kilometres to the south of Tibooburra, is something of an enigma, a town that thrived during the 1890s but gradually declined as the prospect of growing wealthy from gold discovery also declined. Set on the banks of Sturt's Evelyn Creek its heritage value is outstanding. The Albert (Milparinka) Hotel and the beautifully restored sandstone Courthouse and police station complex complement each other. A volunteer-run Visitor Information Centre and local history interpretive museum operates from March through to October.

  • The most isolated town in NSW, Tibooburra is the ultimate destination of those travelling to the Corner Country and beyond. Originally named The Granites due to the ancient granite tors that surround the village, Tibooburra formed part of the Albert goldfields. Life in the Albert goldfields was tough and life in Tibooburra was no exception.

  • For the traveller, Thargomindah and the surrounding area offers wonderful National Parks (Lake Bindegolly NP and Currawinya NP), friendly farm stays, unique birdlife, amazing geomorphology of ancient land forms including massive sand dunes, historic pubs, and carpets of outback wildflowers after replenishing rains.



Accommodation at Noccundra Hotel

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noccundra accommodation 02Accommodation is provided by way of free bush camping on the Wilson River, limited powered sites or donga-rooms. All linen in rooms is provided and beds are made up. Bathroom facilities are shared.

Neil and Margaret purchased the Noccundra Hotel in October 2012 and all rooms and bathrooms are under refurbishment, with plans to include a general store, guest laundry, bush/camp kitchen and fire pit in the future


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noccundra accommodation 04There are powered sites available at the hotel and free unpowered camping across at the Noccundra Waterhole. Hot showers and toilets are available (Gold Coin Donation to the RFDS). No booking required for the free camping – first in best dressed. Drinking water is available for purchase from the hotel.

Other Accommodation options

noccundra accommodation 05The Bulloo Shire has made the town hall available for hire.  Bookings can be made through the Shire office or the Hotel.



Things to Do

Things to do at and around Noccundra

Guests and visitors can be as easy going, laidback, relaxed or busy as the want.
Fishing – the Wilson River is a designated carp free zone. Native species such as the Yellow belly, Silver perch and Catfish can be found in these waterways along with Blue-claw Yabbies. State fishing regulations apply.

Bird Watching – the lignum swamps that surround the Wilson River and its Channels is home to a number of species of bird life, including the elusive Grey Grass Wren and Grey Hawk.

Tennis Court – Rackets and balls available to hire from the hotel during opening hours (deposit required). The court also has lighting for those all-important night matches.

Playground – there is an undercover children’s playground adjacent to the tennis court as well as a covered area and seats for a picnic lunch.

Bush Walking/ Self-Guided History – whilst there are no designated bush walking paths, the banks of the Wilson River provide a scenic walk, with amazing photographic opportunities and picturesque and long lasting sunsets. A Short pamphlet on the History of the township of Noccundra is available at the bar, along with history scrapbooks and memorabilia for perusal. 

Noccundra Hotel is an excellent place to position yourselves to day-trip around the Corner Country, including Innamincka, Dig Tree and Cameron Corner. We provide powered and unpowered van/camper sitting.

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Getting Here

Getting to Noccundra

Noccundra Hotel is accessible by Sealed and Gravel road as well as by air. For those driving we are situated

  • 142km South-East of Thargomindah, an easy drive on a well maintained bitumen road.
  • 220km North of Tibooburra, NSW via the Warri Gate Road, a gravel road that is generally ok but we recommend caution is taken with non-4WD vehicles and those towing to minimise the possibility of damage. This road can be closed due to wet weather so please check local road reports or ring prior to travelling
  • 180km South of Eromanga via sealed roads
  • 290km West of Innamincka, SA a predominantly sealed road with the exception of approximately 45km of gravel, 30km of which can be quite rough(QLD border to Innamincka )
  • Airstrip – dry weather only

Driving to Noccundra

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There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to the Noccundra.

The following is an overview of the routes from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide that may help you in planning your Outback Beds experience.

From Brisbane:

Warrego Hwy <> Adventure Way <> Noccundra-Warry Warry Road (Unsealed): Distance = 1,142km approx

From Sydney:

Castlereagh Highway > Mitchell Highway <> Adventure Way <> Noccundra-Warry Warry Road (Unsealed): Distance = 1,356km approx

From Melbourne:

Calder Highway <> Silver City Highway <> Noccundra-Warry Warry Road (Unsealed): Distance = 1,409km aprox

From Adelaide: 

Barrier Highway <> Silver City Highway <> Noccundra-Warry Warry Road (Unsealed): Distance = 1,089km approx


Touring Routes

Touring Routes

  • How outback do you want to go? The Corner Explorer touring route is one for the adventurer. While this involves outback driving on unsealed roads, it is possible to do it in a conventional vehicle (although a higher clearance SUV is probably better). On trips like this, always phone ahead to get an update on road conditions.


Guest Book

What others have said

  • “Done the Simpson, heard a dog or two, and here we got the best food and drink in 5,000km. Fantastic to be part of it” Adam & Sue, Jain & Helen, May 2013
  • “Noccundra absolutely amazing. Beautiful pub, great company, gorgeous dog, soft cat, great food. We will be back” Aspley Crew, July 2013
  • “Great time. Great People – Will be back” W. Pelling – London August 2013
  • “Looking forward to the shower! Dusty & Dirty in Noccundra” Jenna, September 2013
  • “First time ever – but always on the bucket list! Great pub, amazing country – and fancy that à Brother in-law and sister here 3 weeks before!” August 2014
  • “Great Pub. Love you have matching cat & Dog” J & T Watson, April 2015
  • “Thank you very much for a great night. Dinner was fantastic. Will definitely come back some day” Wendy & Frank, April 2015
  • “This place is what this country is all about! Mateship & lots of bloody dust and a cold beer” R. Lawler, September 2015
  • “Love the dogs!! Great pub, so good to be able to pull up and rest and relax in comfort!! We’ll be back” M. Killen, February 2016


more information

For more information on rates, accommodation, bookings, etc, please contact us directly by clicking on the following link:

Email Noccundra Hotel

Phone: 07 46 554 317